Ken (age 31) and Amy (age 28) Booth have brought you the following information regarding their income,

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Ken (age 31) and Amy (age 28) Booth have brought you the following information regarding their income, expenses, and withholding for the year. They are unsure which of these items must be used to calculate taxable income.

Income:

Ken's salary (salesman)................................................$27,200

Amy's wages (part-time nurse).........................................18,200

Insurance reimbursement for repairs from an auto accident............500

Gift from Uncle George...................................................2,000

Interest income from Lodge State Bank..................................640

Federal income taxes withheld:

From Ken's salary.........................................................1,200

From Amy's wages..........................................................650

Amy owns and operates a computer bookstore named ''The Disk Drive.'' The store is located at 2000 Park Ave, Bellview, ME 04104. During 2012, Amy had the following income and expenses:

Sales of books.......................................................$320,400

Expenses

Store rental..............................................................15,000

Office expense...........................................................6,000

Advertising.............................................................14,000

City business license....................................................1,000

Payroll..................................................................89,000

Payroll taxes.............................................................9,100

Utilities...................................................................8,000

Other.....................................................................3,000

Inventory

January..............................................................1 250,000

December.........................................................31 235,000

Purchases during the year..........................................165,000

Last year was Amy's first year of operating the bookstore. Amy and Ken elected to carry forward a $5,000 net operating loss from the first year of business into 2012.

This year, Amy loaned a friend $20,000 so that he could make an investment. Instead of making the investment, the friend lost all the money gambling and left for parts unknown. Amy has no hope of ever collecting on this bad debt.

Ken, who ordinarily never gambles, won $25,000 at a casino birthday party for one of his friends. This amount should be reported on the ''Other Income'' line of Form 1040.

The Booths support Ken's parents, Rod (Social Security number 124-80-9050)

and Mary (Social Security number 489-37-6676) Booth, who live in their own home. Ken and Amy live at 2345 Park Ave, Bellview, ME 04104, and their Social Security numbers are 343-75-3456 (Ken) and 123-45-7890 (Amy).

Required:

Complete the Booths' federal income tax return for 2012. Use Form 1040, Schedule C, Schedule D, and Form 8949, on pages 3-49 to 3-56, and any other appropriate schedule(s) you need to complete this tax return. A statement is required to be attached to a return for a non business bad debt, but this requirement may be ignored for this problem. Assume no 1099-B is filed in association with the bad debt when filling out Schedule D.

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Income Tax Fundamentals 2013

ISBN: 9781285586618

31st Edition

Authors: Gerald E. Whittenburg, Martha Altus Buller, Steven L Gill

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